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CVU soccer girls heading down tournament trail

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Senior Emma Davitt outpaces her opponents during a game earlier this month.(Observer photo by Stephanie Choate)

Senior Emma Davitt outpaces her opponents during a game earlier this month.(Observer photo by Stephanie Choate)

October 24th, 2013

The top-seeded and unbeaten-untied Champlain Valley Union High girls soccer team opened a potential fortnight of tournament action Wednesday (after the Observer’s press deadline) by playing host to 16th seeded Brattleboro Union High.

The Colonels came up from the south hauling a 3-8-3 record.

A victory would have coach Stan Williams’ unit at home Saturday afternoon against the winner of Wednesday’s contest between eighth seed Rutland High and ninth seed Mount Mansfield Union.

While a first round bye might have been nice, Williams had no problem with his team playing in the opening round.

The last all-winning season for the CVU girls was 1996.

That 14th and final regular season triumph came Saturday, a 4-0 thumbs upper over Bellows Free Academy in St. Albans.

Lady Lightning Haliana Burhans scored twice to lift her season goal total to 22. Freshman Sierra Morton and Megan Gannon also fired goals.

Goalie Maddie Turnau ganered her 11th shutout, making one save.

—Mal Boright, Observer correspondent

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